Crewe: No Jones contact
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Neil Baker has rejected reports suggesting clubs are in talks about Billy Jones.
Crewe assistant manager Neil Baker has rejected reports suggesting Premiership clubs are in talks about Billy Jones.
The 19-year-old is refusing to sign a new deal at Gresty Road and looks set to leave the League One club in the summer.
Due to his age, Crewe will get compensation for the defender which would be set by a tribunal, unless they can agree a deal with interested clubs.
Reports claimed Crewe were in talks with Manchester City and Everton in an attempt to agree compensation for Jones.
However, Baker insists no contact has been made with any club and continues to regret that Crewe will not be able keep Jones beyond the end of the season.
"There's nothing in it and no-one has been in touch," Baker said.
"We realise Billy will go at the end of the season but nobody has come in with an offer and if we don't get something we're happy with it going to arbitration.
"He's a 19-year-old who has captained England in his age group, he's played a lot of games in the Championship and we made him the best offer in Crewe's history which shows how highly we regard him."